Here is why I think he gets minutes
He is used to playing big minutes in important games. That typically matters to coaches.
2. He is in the top 5 for the team in every single category except blocked shots -
3 in scoring
2 in rebounding
3 in assist
5 in steals
3 in turnovers per game (tied with Scott despite playing 6-7 more minutes).
He also has the 4th highest FG% among the wing players (thompsons is a bit more elevated since he gets so many dunks, but he has really improved that last 10-2 games)
5th best FT%
4th in 3 point shooting (and consider Amadeo is above him due to garbage time)
How many other guys on the team have that versatile of a game? Thompson is already playing about the same number of minutes, Scott's jumper and FT are a hot mess most of the time, and Ross is a pretty terrible defender.